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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

Archive for August, 2009

Sat, August 29th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: Aharrr!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Hilarious look behind-the-mic of a 10-second voice-over recording session: Ahaarrrr! from Steve Skinner via Proxima UK (where the title is spelled two ways) Click this link for a marvelous look at the 8 minute film written by & starring Jonathan Kydd and directed by Steven Skinner: Thanks to Audiobook DJ for the link!

Fri, August 28th, 2009
Why One English Teacher Values the Audiobook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Author Amy Huntley shares her thoughts on the “reading or cheating” audiobook debate. What a wonderful boost for educators who integrate audiobooks in their reading & language arts instruction! I’m printing this out to add to my file of audiobook research and forwarding to those who need ammunition in combating resistance to listing to literature. […]

Wed, August 26th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio Amy Huntley and Josh Adams
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I hope you’re enjoying meeting members of the audiobook community here every Wednesday. The whole idea for “Inside the Audiobook Studio” was triggered by a great event hosted by Brilliance Audio at their studio in Grand Haven, MI. Tim Ditlow, Brilliance VP & Young Adult and Children’s Acquisition Editor, invited a few audiobook aficionados to […]

Sat, August 22nd, 2009
Today’s video break: My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Now there’s a title that will catch the attention of Shakespeareans and slackers alike – and a just $5.95 special deal on iTunes! Jess Winfield, cofounder of the comedy troupe Reduced Shakespeare Company, talks about his debut novel My Name is Will and the process of recording of the audiobook in this video. I love […]

Fri, August 21st, 2009
Free audiobook short stories
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Joe Hill, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Neil Gaiman, Marcia Talley, and Edward P. Jones are the featured authors in HarperAudio’s “Summer of Books” promotion. Click here to download the audio MP3 files for your Labor Day weekend drive or final lazy days on the beach. Or grab Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald, his Hugo and […]

Wed, August 19th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Naxos’ Nicolas Soames
Posted by: Mary Burkey

10 years + 60 CDs = an amazing achievement! The Complete Sherlock Holmes – 56 stories and 4 novels – is longer than War and Peace… so the magnitude of David Timson’s achievement in having recorded the whole Holmes canon for Naxos AudioBooks deserved special recognition. And it came in a sizable box set of […]

Sun, August 16th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: Printer Madness!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

HP animates using reams of paper & time-lapse photography in this fun video. Why am I suddenly reminded to make sure the recycling bins are back in place next to the printer & copy machine as I get my middle school library set for the first day of school ?

Sat, August 15th, 2009
Free audiobook: My Soul to Lose
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Harlequin‘s new Teen Romance line kicks off with Rachel Vincent’s paranormal prequel to her Soul Screamers series. Grab the audiobook of My Soul to Lose for free from Audible here: Act fast as I have no idea how long this offer will apply. I am curious about this move into YA for Harlequin, after […]

Wed, August 12th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Happy Birthday LibriVox!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The home of 2,557 audiobooks in 26 languages – all FREE. Hugh McGuire launched the volunteer-effort audiobook publishing model LibriVox on August 10th, 2005. Hugh is this week’s Inside the Audiobook Studio guest, ready to share the background on this amazing project. Want more information on LibriVox? Subscribe to the Community Podcast here. Have you […]

Mon, August 10th, 2009
Audiobooks minus illustrations: great or ghastly?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Subtract the illustrations from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, add the author’s narration and what do you get? This year’s Odyssey Award-winning title recognized as the best in audiobook production. Audiobooks for young listeners have long featured the audio rendition of text plus added music & effects. But what about audiobooks of […]

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